ERIC Number: ED112153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Helping Adults Learn: A Handbook for Home Instruction Paraprofessionals in Adult Basic Education.
Way, Max; Moore, Sharon
Designed as a training and reference manual for instructors and their administrators in Adult Basic Education (ABE) home instruction programs, the handbook is based upon experience in six projects in Ohio and Kentucky. Adults receiving home instruction are functionally illiterate and, through a combined lack of transportation, child care, clothing, and self-confidence, find traditional ABE programs unattendable. Six sections present: (1) The Home Instructor--Getting Ready for the Job, discussing qualifications, qualities, duties, resource personnel and learning center functions, and preservice training; (2) The Undereducated Adult, discussing group characteristics; (3) Recruiting and Enrolling Clients, discussing techniques for identifying and contacting potential clients; (4) Instructing and Counseling Clients, covering diagnosis and prescription, placement, methods of testing and instruction, counseling, parent education, and possible problems; (5) Materials, suggesting types of materials and their effective use; and (6) Record Keeping, discussing areas of importance, ways of holding data, and its effect upon ABE programs. Tests for initial placement and formal diagnosis and where to get them, a basic set of instructional materials and their publishers, a list of materials selected from "Everyday Survival Information: What You Need and Where to Get It," and instructor forms are appended. (LH)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Bureau of Libraries and Learning Resources (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Right to Read Program.
Authoring Institution: Morehead State Univ., KY. Appalachian Adult Education Center.
Note: For related document, see CE 004 945